|Single by Miriam Makeba|
|from the album Pata Pata|
|Format||7" single/12" single|
"Pata Pata" is a song by South African singer Miriam Makeba. "Pata Pata" was written by fellow southern African artist Dorothy Masuka and first released by Makeba in 1957 when she still lived in South Africa.
The song's title means "touch touch" in the Xhosa language, in which the song was originally written and sung. The song was released in the United States in 1967 for her studio album of the same name. In 1988, a duet version with Chayanne was made. It was included in the album Chayanne.
The original version of Pata Pata is included in Pata Pata (released 1972), The Best of the Early Years (Miriam Makeba), a collection of 24 tracks released in 2002 by Wrasse, and the 40 track compilation Her Essential Recordings: The Empress of African Song (2006 Manteca). Makeba released a renovated version of the song, entitled "Pata Pata 2000", in her 2000 album Homeland.
- 1966: Lynn Taitt (Merritone 7" single released by Federal Records) Rocksteady Instrumental 
- 1967: Wilson Simonal (Alegria Alegria Vol.1)
- 1968: Señor Soul (Señor Soul Plays Funky Favorites)
- 1968: El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico ("Pata Pata Jala Jala Boogaloo" album)
- 1969: Tito Puente and His Orchestra ("The King Tito Puente / El Rey Tito Puente" album)
- 1980: Osibisa (Mystic Energy album)
- 1980: Sylvie Vartan (French Singer of Bulgarian origin : Tape Tape single excerpt from the album "Bienvenue solitude")
- 1981: Prima Vera (Den 5te album)
- 1986: Monitor (Estonian new wave band: Estonian version was titled "Idee")
- 1988: Chayanne feat. Miriam Makeba (included in Chayanne)
- 1989: Triple & Touch played this song live on tour with Björn Afzelius 1989 at Hovdala slott
- 1997: Daúde
- 1998: Coumba Gawlo
- 1998: El General (Spanglish version)
- 1999: Manu Dibango
- 2000: Thalía (recorded it for her album Arrasando)
- 2001: Yamboo (released with altered Spanish and English verses on their 2006 album Okama de Mapouka)
- 2002: The Skatalites
- 2002: Blue Monster & Bikki
- 2002: Jonathan Butler (recorded a rendition of this song from his album Surrender)
- 2004: D'jaa
- 2004: Helmut Lotti
- 2006: Tony Esposito
- 2007: African Jazz Pioneers
- 2008: Smood
- 2009: Shikisha
- 2010: DJ Happy Vibes, Lira
- 2011: Arielle Dombasle feat. Mokobé (released on her album Diva Latina)
- 2011: African Ladies (cover version for video game Just Dance 3 on Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3)
- 2011: Milk & Sugar feat. Miriam Makeba (made a remix with Makeba),
- 2012: Lorraine Klaasen (A Tribute to Miriam Makeba)
|US Billboard Hot 100||12|
|US Billboard R&B Singles||7|
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